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Rooppur unit 1 dome installation starts

Rooppur unit 1 dome installation starts

The dome of the inner containment shell of unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh is now being installed, Rosatom announced yesterday. The metal structure has a diameter of 44 metres and a weight of 185 tonnes. The operation is being carried out by Trust RosSEM, using a Liebherr heavy crawler crane that has a lifting capacity of 1350 tonnes. The day before lifting, a special mounting traverse of 15 steel cables was installed.

New Nuclear 28 July 2021


Russia commits to further floating NPPs

Russia commits to further floating NPPs

Rosatom and a subsidiary of Kaz Minerals have signed for power supply to the new Baimskaya copper mining project in the Chukotka region of eastern Siberia. Rosatom proposes to use three floating nuclear power plants each employing a pair of the new 55 MWe RITM-200M reactors, a version of which is in service powering icebreakers. A fourth unit would be held in reserve for use during repair or refuelling. The first reactors are already under construction by Atomenergomash. The companies said that they would conclude a long-term take-or-pay contract for the electricity by April 2022.

New Nuclear 27 July 2021


Construction starts on Bolivian research reactor complex

Construction starts on Bolivian research reactor complex

Russia's Rosatom has launched construction works for a research reactor facility in Bolivia, which is part of a nuclear technology research and development centre in the city of El Alto. A ceremony held yesterday to mark the pouring of first concrete was attended by Bolivian President Luis Alberto Arce Catacora and Rosatom First Deputy Director General for Corporate Development and International Business Kirill Komarov.

New Nuclear 27 July 2021


Rosatom confirms reliability of new VVER-440 fuel

Rosatom confirms reliability of new VVER-440 fuel

Unit 4 of the Kola nuclear power plant in Murmansk, Russia has successfully completed the fifth cycle of irradiation using "third generation" RK-3 fuel designed for VVER-440 reactors. During the planned fuel loading, a televisual inspection of the irradiated fuel was performed with the help of specialised equipment, which showed that, after five irradiation cycles, all RK-3 assemblies had retained their original shape and all the fuel rods were sealed.

Uranium & Fuel 23 July 2021


Egyptian-Russian officials inspect El Dabaa plant site

Egyptian-Russian officials inspect El Dabaa plant site

A high-level Egyptian-Russian delegation last week paid a working visit to the construction site of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. The delegation on 15 July was led by Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt Mohamed Shaker and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov. It followed Rosatom's announcement on 1 July that the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt has applied to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority for a construction permit for units 1 and 2 of what will be Egypt's first nuclear power plant. Rosatom said that once the permit has been granted full-scale construction work will start.

New Nuclear 19 July 2021


Rosenergoatom confirms success of emergency preparedness exercise

Rosenergoatom confirms success of emergency preparedness exercise

Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has announced the successful completion of its annual emergency preparedness exercise. Separately, it has announced that Russia produced 7% more electricity from nuclear power in the first-half of this year than in the same period of 2020.

Corporate 05 July 2021


El Dabaa construction licence application submitted

El Dabaa construction licence application submitted

The Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt has applied to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority for a construction permit for units 1 and 2 of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. Russia's Rosatom said today that once the permit has been granted full-scale construction work will start.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021


Construction begins on third stage of Kudankulam

Construction begins on third stage of Kudankulam

Construction of unit 5 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant has formally begun with the pouring of first concrete for the foundation plate of the reactor building at the site in Tamil Nadu, India. It was launched today by Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas, chairman of India's Atomic Energy Commission and secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy, in the presence of Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov and Satish Kumar Sharma, managing director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd, in a ceremony that had to be held via videoconference owing to COVID-19 restrictions.

New Nuclear 29 June 2021


Kola II construction to start in 2028

Kola II construction to start in 2028

Russia's Rosatom plans to start construction of new units for the Kola II nuclear power plant project in 2028, with commissioning of the first unit set for 2034. The dates were announced by the Kola plant's director, Vasily Omelchuk, at an online press conference on 18 June.

New Nuclear 21 June 2021


TVEL passes niobium-tin superconductor tests

TVEL passes niobium-tin superconductor tests

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research has completed the acceptance testing of Russian-made niobium-tin superconductors made as part of the Future Circular Collider CERN Conductor Development Programme. TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, said the high performance of the wire fully complies with the CERN specification.

Regulation & Safety 16 June 2021